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Allentown bets big to shed its former image

Sep 11, 2014
Pennsylvania's third largest city has been dying for decades. Can it build itself back to life?
Posted In: Pennsylvania, Allentown, urban planning, development

British pubs: popular but disappearing

Aug 20, 2014
Britain's famous warm hostelries are giving way to supermarkets and other stores.
Posted In: pubs, urban planning, beer

How the White House calculates infrastructure jobs

May 14, 2014
White House warns 700,000 infrastructure jobs could be lost. What's that include?
Posted In: infrastructure, Traffic, Transportation, urban planning
Philidelphia 1

Broken windows, busted real estate market

May 7, 2014
Philadelphia is cracking down on dilapidated buildings, because it pays to.
Posted In: abandoned homes, Philidelphia, Pennsylvania, urban planning

Sunflowers, pocket parks and other ideas aim to beautify vacant lots

Apr 26, 2013
The Washington University Sustainable Land Lab Competition's goal? To find something creative to do with all the vacant lots in the country.
Posted In: urban planning, parking lot

Facade Lift: Midtown Manhattan may get extreme makeover

Mar 15, 2013
New York's mayor wants to give a facelift to the area of Midtown Manhattan that surrounds the venerable Grand Central Station. The city says it is needed to remain a globally competitive business district.
Posted In: New York, New York City, urban planning

Moving from very poor neighborhoods improves health

Sep 20, 2012
Researchers have found that while moving out of poorer neighborhoods improves a person's health and general happiness, moving to a better-off region did not improve families' income.
Posted In: health care, poverty, neighborhoods, urban planning

Should we give money to drivers who reduce traffic?

Jun 12, 2012
How would you like to skip traffic on your way to work, and also be paid for it? A new project out of Stanford and backed by the U.S. Department of Transportation is experimenting with just that in an effort to reduce city congestion.
Posted In: Traffic, cars, urban planning

California lawmakers push for carbon-reduction planning

Sep 2, 2008
When you live in Los Angeles like we do, you quickly learn that the reason public transportation isn't a viable option for much of the population...
Posted In: carbon-dioxide emissions, public transportation, urban planning